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HR 3547 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (72-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that appropriates funds for fiscal year 2014.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $1.5 billion to public health programs established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Div. H, Title II, Sec. 219).
  • Appropriates certain funds to Medicare and Medicaid programs including, but not limited to, $177.87 billion for state grants (Div. H, Title II).
  • Appropriates certain funds for the National Institutes of Health including, but not limited to, the following funds (Div. H, Title II):
    • $4.92 billion for the National Cancer Institute;
    • $4.36 billion for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases;
    • $2.99 billion for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and
    • $2.36 billion for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
  • Appropriates certain funds to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) including, but not limited to, the following funds (Div. E, Title I):
    • $5.02 billion for tax enforcement activities;
    • $3.74 billion for tax operations support; and
    • $2.12 billion for taxpayer services.   
  • Prohibits the funds appropriated to the IRS from being used to “target” a group for regulatory scrutiny based on the group’s ideological beliefs (Div. E, Title I, Sec. 108).
  • Specifies that $25 million are rescinded from the balances available in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Revenue Fund established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Sec. 628).
  • Prohibits certain funds appropriated in this bill from being used until September 30, 2014 for the enforcement of any rule, regulation, policy, or guidelines implemented by certain actions including, but not limited to, the following actions (Sec. 7081):
    • The modifications proposed by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in November 2013 to its Environmental and Social Policy Statement relating to coal; or
    • The Supplemental Guidelines for High Carbon Intensity Projects approved by the Export-Import Bank of the United States on December 12, 2013.
  • Appropriates the following funds to the Department of Defense for military personnel (Div. C, Title I):
    • $40.79 billion for Army personnel;
    • $27.23 billion for Navy personnel;
    • $12.77 billion for Marine Corps personnel; and
    • $28.52 billion for Air Force personnel.
  • Appropriates the following funds to the Department of Defense for operation and maintenance (Div. C, Title II):
    • $30.77 billion for Army operation and maintenance;
    • $36.31 billion for Navy operation and maintenance;
    • $5.40 billion for Marine Corps operation and maintenance; and
    • $33.25 billion for Air Force operation and maintenance.
  • Exempts a military member who retired due to physical disability from being subject to the annual adjustment of retired pay, and specifies that the retirement pay for surviving spouses of military members shall be the amount of retired pay that would have been payable to such member at the time of death (Sec. 1001).
  • Authorizes funds appropriated to the Department of State or foreign operations programs to be used for nonlethal assistance in Syria, and for program with certain goals including, but limited to, the following goals (Sec. 7041):
    • To establish a “representative, inclusive, and accountable” government;
    • To develop and implement “democratic and transparent political processes”; and
    • To counter “extremist ideologies.”
  • Prohibits any funds from being used to construct, acquire, or modify any facility in the United States, its territories, or possessions, except Guantanamo Bay, in order to detain or imprison individuals who are detained at Guantanamo Bay as of June 24, 2009 (Div. B, Title V, Sec. 529).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the United States Army Corps of Engineers including, but not limited to, the following funds (Div. D, Title I):
    • $2.86 billion for operation and maintenance;
    • $1.66 billion for construction projects;
    • $182 million for administrative expenses related to the civil works program; and
    • $125 million for investigations.
  • Prohibits any funds appropriated to the United States Army Corps of Engineers from being used to develop, adopt, implement, administer, or enforce any change to the rules concerning “fill material” or “discharge of fill material” during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014 (Div. D, Title I, Sec. 115).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the Department of Health and Human Services including, but not limited to, $8.6 billion for the Head Start program (Div. H, Title II).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the District of Columbia including, but not limited to, $30 million for the Resident Tuition Support Program (Div. E, Title IV).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) including, but not limited to, the following funds (Div. B, Title III):
    • $5.15 billion for science research and development activities; and
    • $4.11 billion for exploration research and development activities.
  • Appropriates certain funds to the Department of Transportation including, but not limited to, $600 million for surface transportation infrastructure investments (Div. L, Title I).
  • Rescinds $1.97 million in appropriations for the Next Generation High-Speed Rail (Div. L, Title I).
  • Appropriates certain funds to agricultural programs including, but not limited to, $233 million for the operation, maintenance, improvement, and repair of buildings and facilities (Div. A, Title I).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the Fish and Wildlife Service including, but not limited to, $1.19 billion for scientific and economic studies, general administration, and for the performance of other functions (Div. G, Title I).
  • Prohibits any funds from being used to promulgate or implement any regulation requiring the issuance of permits for carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, water vapor, or methane emissions resulting from biological processes associated with livestock production (Sec. 420).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (359-67) - (Key vote)

Title: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and adopt additional amendments to a bill that appropriates funds for fiscal year 2014.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $1.5 billion to public health programs established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Div. H, Title II, Sec. 219).
  • Appropriates certain funds to Medicare and Medicaid programs including, but not limited to, $177.87 billion for state grants (Div. H, Title II).
  • Appropriates certain funds for the National Institutes of Health including, but not limited to, the following funds (Div. H, Title II):
    • $4.92 billion for the National Cancer Institute;
    • $4.36 billion for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases;
    • $2.99 billion for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and
    • $2.36 billion for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
  • Appropriates certain funds to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) including, but not limited to, the following funds (Div. E, Title I):
    • $5.02 billion for tax enforcement activities;
    • $3.74 billion for tax operations support; and
    • $2.12 billion for taxpayer services.   
  • Prohibits the funds appropriated to the IRS from being used to “target” a group for regulatory scrutiny based on the group’s ideological beliefs (Div. E, Title I, Sec. 108).
  • Specifies that $25 million are rescinded from the balances available in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Revenue Fund established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Sec. 628).
  • Prohibits certain funds appropriated in this bill from being used until September 30, 2014 for the enforcement of any rule, regulation, policy, or guidelines implemented by certain actions including, but not limited to, the following actions (Sec. 7081):
    • The modifications proposed by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in November 2013 to its Environmental and Social Policy Statement relating to coal; or
    • The Supplemental Guidelines for High Carbon Intensity Projects approved by the Export-Import Bank of the United States on December 12, 2013.
  • Appropriates the following funds to the Department of Defense for military personnel (Div. C, Title I):
    • $40.79 billion for Army personnel;
    • $27.23 billion for Navy personnel;
    • $12.77 billion for Marine Corps personnel; and
    • $28.52 billion for Air Force personnel.
  • Appropriates the following funds to the Department of Defense for operation and maintenance (Div. C, Title II):
    • $30.77 billion for Army operation and maintenance;
    • $36.31 billion for Navy operation and maintenance;
    • $5.40 billion for Marine Corps operation and maintenance; and
    • $33.25 billion for Air Force operation and maintenance.
  • Exempts a military member who retired due to physical disability from being subject to the annual adjustment of retired pay, and specifies that the retirement pay for surviving spouses of military members shall be the amount of retired pay that would have been payable to such member at the time of death (Sec. 1001).
  • Authorizes funds appropriated to the Department of State or foreign operations programs to be used for nonlethal assistance in Syria, and for program with certain goals including, but limited to, the following goals (Sec. 7041):
    • To establish a “representative, inclusive, and accountable” government;
    • To develop and implement “democratic and transparent political processes”; and
    • To counter “extremist ideologies.”
  • Prohibits any funds from being used to construct, acquire, or modify any facility in the United States, its territories, or possessions, except Guantanamo Bay, in order to detain or imprison individuals who are detained at Guantanamo Bay as of June 24, 2009 (Div. B, Title V, Sec. 529).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the United States Army Corps of Engineers including, but not limited to, the following funds (Div. D, Title I):
    • $2.86 billion for operation and maintenance;
    • $1.66 billion for construction projects;
    • $182 million for administrative expenses related to the civil works program; and
    • $125 million for investigations.
  • Prohibits any funds appropriated to the United States Army Corps of Engineers from being used to develop, adopt, implement, administer, or enforce any change to the rules concerning “fill material” or “discharge of fill material” during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014 (Div. D, Title I, Sec. 115).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the Department of Health and Human Services including, but not limited to, $8.6 billion for the Head Start program (Div. H, Title II).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the District of Columbia including, but not limited to, $30 million for the Resident Tuition Support Program (Div. E, Title IV).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) including, but not limited to, the following funds (Div. B, Title III):
    • $5.15 billion for science research and development activities; and
    • $4.11 billion for exploration research and development activities.
  • Appropriates certain funds to the Department of Transportation including, but not limited to, $600 million for surface transportation infrastructure investments (Div. L, Title I).
  • Rescinds $1.97 million in appropriations for the Next Generation High-Speed Rail (Div. L, Title I).
  • Appropriates certain funds to agricultural programs including, but not limited to, $233 million for the operation, maintenance, improvement, and repair of buildings and facilities (Div. A, Title I).
  • Appropriates certain funds to the Fish and Wildlife Service including, but not limited to, $1.19 billion for scientific and economic studies, general administration, and for the performance of other functions (Div. G, Title I).
  • Prohibits any funds from being used to promulgate or implement any regulation requiring the issuance of permits for carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, water vapor, or methane emissions resulting from biological processes associated with livestock production (Sec. 420).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (376-5) -
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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014

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